Announcing Recipients of the 2013 Congressional Veteran Commendation for the Third District of Texasby Representative Sam Johnson
Posted on 2013-12-16
in the house of representatives
Monday, December 16, 2013
Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to honor
fourteen distinguished military veterans, community servants, and
American patriots who call the Third District of Texas home. All
faithfully answered the call of duty and placed service above self for
the sake of our great nation. Each one leaves a legacy to be
remembered, for future generations to follow, a legacy of bravery,
loyalty, dedication, and sacrifice. For their selfless service, bold
leadership, and undying commitment for their neighbor and nation, the
following individual has been selected as a recipient of the third
annual Congressional Veteran Commendation:
LeRoy Myrben served in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1977.
During his 22 years of service, he completed six tours aboard aircraft
carriers, three of those tours during the Vietnam War, and in total,
served in ten different naval commands. After his many years of active
duty, he worked for 27 years as a civilian employee, developing
government and corporate programs, such as the design stage of the
Blackhawk Helicopter, F-18 Hornet. In 2003, he retired as the Director
of National Security Solutions and as the Director of the Coast Guard
Program before moving to Frisco, Texas.
Since moving to Texas, he's been an extremely active leader and servant to the city of Frisco, advocating relentlessly on behalf of veterans and their families. Quickly after moving, he joined the Frisco Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 8273 post and in one short year became the Post Senior Commander and then later the Post Commander. During his time as Commander, he chaired the Frisco Veterans' Walk of Honor project to develop a memorial walkway that displays names of veterans on the Memorial in Frisco's Commons Park. All the while, he continues to be an active Frisco Committee Parade member and has served as Frisco's Memorial Day Master of Ceremonies for the past three years. As an advisor to Frisco's Mayor, Maher Maso, he developed and now chairs the Mayor's Frisco Veterans Advisory Committee, which consists of individuals from all military branches selected to advise the Mayor and City Council Members on issues pertaining to the veterans. Mr. Myrben not only put his life on the line overseas, he continues to sacrifice his time, energy, and efforts every single day at home to ensure that his fellow veterans receive the care, attention, and honor they rightfully deserve.
LeRoy Myrben, let me both thank and congratulate you on your exceptional service to our country and community both past and present. It is my pleasure to award you the 2013 Congressional Veteran Commendation for the Third District of Texas.